Leon Edwards defeats Kamaru Usman by choice
No last-minute kick was wanted this time round. Leon Edwards supplied up an offense crammed with highly effective leg kicks and scored the bulk choice victory over Kamaru Usman to efficiently defend the UFC welterweight title at UFC 286 in London on Saturday evening. The scorecards learn 48-46, 48-46 and 47-47.
Edwards, backed by the assist of a hometown crowd, picked aside the previous champion all through, touchdown clear strikes and avoiding a lot of Usman’s signature offense.
Usman had quite a few vibrant spots all through the struggle, rattling the champion with punches, however it wasn’t sufficient to get the job performed. This second loss to Edwards places his placement within the welterweight division in flux, however he was resilient after the bout and supplied his optimism that he’ll meet Edwards as soon as once more.
“London, you got yourself a hell of a guy, and a great champion,” Usman stated after the struggle.
Full recap from Brett Okamoto
Here’s how Brett Okamoto, Marc Raimondi and Jeff Wagenheim noticed all of the motion because it occurred at UFC 286: